Nichijou, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Key points for Anime Recommendation – Nichijou:

  • Nichijou stands out as one of the best comedy anime, offering a unique and hilarious experience with its chaotic and nonsensical plot.
  • The show’s well-written characters add depth and charm to the series, making each one uniquely weird and contributing to the overall humor.
  • Kyoto Animation’s signature style is evident in the cute animations, fluid movements, and fitting soundtracks, making Nichijou an entertaining and visually pleasing watch.

I am surprised I haven’t covered this anime in this series before. Given my love for comedy anime and how long I have been doing this series, I always assumed I had already covered Nichijou. But it turns out that wasn’t the case. After covering Hellstar Remina for this week’s manga recommendation, I needed something light for the anime recommendation. And nothing is lighter and more fun than this anime. Hands down, one of the best comedy anime ever made and possibly the best at gag humor… well, it’s a tie between this and Gintama, I’d say.

So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series! This week we are talking about Nichijou. If you are looking for a comedy anime that makes no sense but is still incredibly fun to watch, you have come to the right place. So let’s just get started!

Check out the Blu-ray on Amazon here!


Nichijou is based on the manga of the same name by Arawi Keiichi. It has been serialized in the Shounen Ace magazine since June 2006 and is still ongoing. As for the anime, it is made by the iconic Kyoto Animation or KyoAni. It aired in the spring season of 2011 and has a single season of 26 episodes. It also has multiple collections of small side stories and spin-offs as well. They’re pretty good so you can check those out as well.


How do I even start? See, the plot doesn’t really matter in this series. Plot does not matter in this series because literally, anything can happen in this series. It doesn’t make sense but it is still funny as hell. As the name of the series suggests, it is about the daily life. It is about the wild daily life of 3 friends: Mio, Yuuko, and Mai as well as Hakase and her robot caretaker, Nano. Weird things happen around them and the plot follows how wild their lives are.

Do not ask for the context of this scene lol

As I said, I just cannot even begin to describe the plot of this series. It is comedy through and through and the plot doesn’t matter. Any other series would’ve fumbled a chaotic plot like this. But this series somehow manages to make sense of all this chaos and keeps its charm. That is why it works so well and even after all these years, remains an entertaining watch.


I think that the character writing is the main reason why the show works despite all the chaos of the plot. The show has a small cast but boy are they characterized well. All of them are weird in their own right but that is what makes them fun and their interactions are so funny and charming. Not only that, but each character has a certain level of depth too. For example, Nano wants to experience what it is like being a normal human despite being a robot. The nuance and charm in the character writing add another layer of fun to this anime.

Animations and Soundtracks

This anime has KyoAni’s fingerprints all over it and I love to see it. I love the art style, I love how needlessly fluid the animations are and I love how cute every character is in their own right. The opening and ending themes are awesome and fit the tone of the anime perfectly.

Summing up

Here’s why you should watch Nichijou:

  • Funny as hell
  • Entertaining
  • Great characters
  • Cute animations

Much like I said for Hellstar Remina in this week’s manga recommendation article, this anime is an experience. There is nothing else quite like this. It is cute, it is chaotic and it is a lot of fun to watch. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!

Oh and speaking of, check out this week’s manga recommendation here!

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